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Immersion Suit and Other Things We Like

By Brad Dunn | Posted March 2009

There are a number of situations you never want to be in at sea. The most severe involve survival suits, those reddish-orange neoprene numbers colloquially referred to as gumby...

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Salty Spirits

By Catherine Pearson | Posted January 2009

It might be a tad hyperbolic to claim that the bar is the heart of a yacht. Then again, maybe not. It is, after all, where friends congregate, guests linger, and countless hours...

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Ship Shape

By Catherine Pearson | Posted December 2008

Photo by Craig Wallace DaleLittlest TrainerIt may look like a basic sport watch, but the new Garmin Forerunner 405 is anything but. This GPS-enabled tool (approximately $300)...

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Stocking Stuffers

By Catherine Pearson | Posted November 2008

Fish TimeIt's no Rolex, but the Humminbird SmartCast RF35 Fish Finder Watch is still pretty cool. This $79, waterproof wrist unit uses the company's "Advanced Remote Sonar...

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In the Drink

By Catherine Pearson | Posted October 2008

Drum ProtectionSwimming does a body good. It strengthens your muscles, works your lungs, and can be quite the tonic for your mind, too. There are, however, a couple of organs it...

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Sunny Days

By Catherine Pearson | Posted September 2008

Protective PoloCraig Wallace DaleThe new Fast-Dri Pique Polo from Henri Lloyd may look like your standard issue T-shirt, but that traditional styling belies some decidedly high-...

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Better Baggage

By | Posted August 2008

The Dry BagA dry bag is a dry bag is a dry bag, right? Not so, my friends. The new eVAC Dry Sack from Sea to Summit features a slight tweak on a fairly common design. You see,...

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Fancy Feet

By Catherine Pearson | Posted July 2008

Classic LuxuryThis may look like an old-school Sperry style, but don't be fooled: The new Gold Cup Toggle ($160) has been updated with some serious bling: 18K-gold-plated eyelets...

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Space Savers

By Catherine Pearson | Posted June 2008

Seat StowageAs a boat owner, you understand that space onboard is at a real premium, particularly if you're readying your vessel for a long trip. The Seat Organizer from Boatmates...

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Shady Business

By Catherine Pearson | Posted May 2008

Sticky ShadesCosta Del Mar BlackfinsSun, wind, and chop are no match for Blackfins ($139 to $239), the newest offering from the sunglass gurus at Costa Del Mar. Hydrolite, the...

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Kid Control

By Catherine Pearson | Posted April 2008

Game OnWhen your kids aren't splashing around in the water, they're probably lazing in front of the TV or listening to their iPods. Fed up with the tube-and-tunes routine?...

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Weight-less Anchoring

By Mike Smith | Posted March 2008

After many seasons of raising his 35-pound CQR anchor with an old-fashioned manual windlass, the owner of this Downeast cruiser got tired of cranking. So he decided to equip her...

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Ten Tools You Forgot to Pack

By Catherine Pearson | Posted March 2008

A requisite for any boater worth his salt is a tool kit that's stocked with all the old standbys—wrenches, pliers, screwdrivers, things like that. But while conventional...

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